How do I become a member of NCHIMA?

If you would like to become a member of NCHIMA, you will first have to join as a member of our national organization AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). You can find out more information about joining AHIMA at http://www.ahima.org/membership.

Once you are a member of AHIMA, go to www.ahima.org and then click on the word Membership in the red banner at the top of the screen. When the AHIMA Membership page loads, click on the Discover More link under Current Members. When the Current Members page loads, there should be a link to the right of the screen for Update Profile. You will log in with your AHIMA membership number and the assigned password. The first letter of your password will be capitalized if using the default AHIMA password (your last name), otherwise it will be entered just as it was when setting up your profile. In your profile on the About Me tab, there should be a field labeled State Association. That is where you will need to select NC to be sure you are a part of our state association.

How do I receive updates and notices from NCHIMA?

If you go to www.ahima.org, click on the word Membership in the red banner at the top of the screen. When the AHIMA Membership page loads, click on the Discover More link under Current Members. When the Current Members page loads, there should be a link to the right of the screen for Update Profile. It will take you to a log-in screen where you will enter the same information to log in to the main AHIMA site. Once logged in for your profile information, go to the Communication Preferences tab. You will see options for selecting contact. Under the CSA (Component State Association) Selections heading select Yes or No for contact by e-mail, phone, or fax. They all default to “No” for each AHIMA member so you have to change certain ones to “Yes” to get those communications.

What is the AHIMA Engage Communities, how do I join/remove a community, and how do I receive updates from the AHIMA Engage Communities?

The FAQ’s for the AHIMA Engage Communities can be found here: http://engage.ahima.org/helpfaqs1/faq.

If you are not a member of the North Carolina CoP, on your personal page will be a passport icon labeled “Join/Visit Communities”. You would click on that icon, it will take you to an alphabetical list of communities to join, you will find North Carolina under “N”, put a checkmark in the Join column next to the community name, and then click the Join Communities button at the bottom of the page. This will add the link for this community to your personal page. There are many other communities to choose from, look through the choices to find one that is meaningful to you.

To remove a community, click on the link labeled “Unsubscribe” in the My Communities header on your Personal Page of the CoP. A list of the communities that you are currently a member of will come up on the screen, click on the box next to each community name in the “Unsubscribe” column and then click the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the screen. This will remove you as a member from the selected communities and will remove the link to that community from your Personal Page on the CoP.

To manage your communications from the Communities of Practice, on your Personal Page, there should be a link at the top called “Notification Management”, click on that link and select your communication preferences for all of the communities that you are a member of on the AHIMA CoP. Everything is defaulted to “Don’t Notify”. If you want to change your communication preferences for a single CoP, click on the link to that CoP, once in the community, there should be a link at the top called “Notifications,” you can click on this link to set up notifications for that specific CoP, and you would then click the Set Notifications button at the bottom to save your changes.

Why does my password no longer work for the AHIMA website?

Remember: Your password is now CASE SENSITIVE, so if you are using the default password, the first letter will be capitalized. Your initial password for the AHIMA website is your last name or if you have gotten married recently, it would be your maiden name. The password will be just as it is entered in your profile if it has been changed from the initial password.

If your password still does not work, you can go to https://secure.ahima.org/Profile/EmailPassword.aspx and ask for it to be emailed to you.

Who do I contact if I have problems with the AHIMA website or the AHIMA Engage?

If you have a technical issue with the AHIMA website, you can send an e-mail to info@ahima.org for assistance.

How do I go about finding a mentor?

AHIMA has a mentor match program. For more information, click here. You should be an AHIMA member to use this service as your AHIMA ID and password is required to access this area of the AHIMA website.

How do I run for an AHIMA position?

To run for an AHIMA elected position or to nominate someone else, you must complete the online Application to Serve.

How do I run for an NCHIMA position or register to volunteer?

You can volunteer by completing the information found on the NCHIMA Volunteer page. Your name will be forwarded to the officers, chairpersons, projects managers and volunteer task team.